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Housekeeping Amendments Formalize New Government Structure

Executive Council

September 30, 2014 7:50 AM

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL--Housekeeping Amendments Formalize New Government Structure
Amendments introduced today, Sept. 30, will update legislation to reflect the government realignment earlier this year.

Legislation Moves Nova Scotia From 10 District Health Authorities to Two

Health and Wellness

September 29, 2014 1:47 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Legislation Moves Nova Scotia From 10 District Health Authorities to Two
Nova Scotia is moving toward a unified health-care system that will focus on patients, improve public accountability and ensure prompt collective bargaining.

Landline Phone Service Contract Goes to Negotiation

Internal Services

September 29, 2014 11:58 AM

INTERNAL SERVICES--Landline Phone Service Contract Goes to Negotiation
After an independent review, a vendor has been chosen and government will begin negotiating a contract for landline telephone services.

Funding Improves Connectivity for Porters Lake Residents

Energy

September 29, 2014 10:56 AM

ENERGY--Funding Improves Connectivity for Porters Lake Residents
Government is supporting a sustainable transportation project that will connect Porters Lake residents with local services and a school.

Community Report Shows Commitment to Social Responsibility

Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation

September 29, 2014 9:08 AM

N.S. PROVINCIAL LOTTERIES/CASINO CORP.--Community Report Shows Commitment to Social Responsibility
The Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation today, Sept. 29, released its 2013-14 community report, reinforcing its commitment to social responsibility.

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Weekly Traffic Advisories

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

September 26, 2014 1:48 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Weekly Traffic Advisories
NEW WORK --- DIGBY COUNTY: Melanson Mills Bridge

Northern Pulp Stack Test Results Posted

Environment

September 26, 2014 11:52 AM

ENVIRONMENT--Northern Pulp Stack Test Results Posted
The Environment Department has posted the Northern Pulp mill's stack test results today, Sept. 26.

Les élèves du BI surpassent leurs camarades à l'échelle mondiale

Education and Early Childhood Development

September 26, 2014 11:11 AM

ÉDUCATION ET DÉVELOPPEMENT DE LA PETITE ENFANCE--Les élèves du BI surpassent leurs camarades à l'échelle mondiale
Les diplômés du programme de baccalauréat international (BI) de la Nouvelle-Écosse font partie des meilleurs élèves au monde.

Nova Scotia IB Students Outperform Peers Around World

Education and Early Childhood Development

September 26, 2014 11:08 AM

EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Nova Scotia IB Students Outperform Peers Around World
Nova Scotia's International Baccalaureate (IB) graduates are among the strongest academic performers in the world.

Province Proclaims Act for Tobacco Litigation

Health and Wellness

September 26, 2014 11:02 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Province Proclaims Act for Tobacco Litigation
The Tobacco Damages and Health-care Costs Recovery Act was proclaimed today, Sept. 26. It allows the province to sue tobacco manufacturers for unlawful activities that increased smoking.

Government Seeks Input for Dementia Strategy

Health and Wellness

September 26, 2014 9:46 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Seeks Input for Dementia Strategy
Nova Scotians most affected by dementia will help shape the province's first strategy that targets the illness.

Responsible Gambling Week Highlights Education, Awareness

Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation

September 26, 2014 9:08 AM

N.S. PROVINCIAL LOTTERIES/CASINO CORP.--Responsible Gambling Week Highlights Education, Awareness
Nova Scotians will have an opportunity to learn more about responsible gambling through programs and events scheduled for Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, Sept. 28 to Oct. 4.

Second Session of the 62nd General Assembly Speech from the Throne

Speech from the Throne

September 25, 2014 2:19 PM

SPEECH FROM THE THRONE--Second Session of the 62nd General Assembly Speech from the Throne
The following is the speech from the throne read today, Sept. 25, 2014, by Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant at the opening of the second session of the 62nd General Assembly of Nova Scotia:

Speech from Throne Outlines Progress, Challenges

Premier's Office

September 25, 2014 2:17 PM

PREMIER'S OFFICE--Speech from Throne Outlines Progress, Challenges
NOTE: A social media version of this release is available at http://novascotia.ca/news/smr/2014-09-25-Throne-Speech . Photos and video will be added after the event.
Government's positions on the issues and challenges facing the province were outlined today, Sept. 25, during the opening of the Second Session of the 62nd General Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature.

Contract Awarded to Construct Fall River Roundabout

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

September 25, 2014 11:59 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Contract Awarded to Construct Fall River Roundabout
Construction of a new roundabout in Fall River will help reduce highway tie-ups and improve safety on Highway 102 and Highway 118.

Program Will Help People with Disabilities Get, Succeed at, Work

Community Services

September 24, 2014 12:35 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Program Will Help People with Disabilities Get, Succeed at, Work
A new workplace attendant support program will help more Nova Scotians with disabilities enter, and succeed in, the workforce.

Nova Scotia Celebrates Culture Days

Communities, Culture and Heritage

September 24, 2014 12:03 PM

COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE--Nova Scotia Celebrates Culture Days
The fifth annual edition of Culture Days, a national celebration of arts and culture, will feature performances, hands-on activities, open houses, exhibits and more in communities across Nova Scotia.

Speech from the Throne to be Broadcast Live

House of Assembly

September 24, 2014 9:23 AM

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY--Speech from the Throne to be Broadcast Live
Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant will open the second session of the 62nd General Assembly of the Nova Scotia legislature Thursday, Sept. 25, by reading the speech from the throne.

Premier Congratulates N.B. Premier-elect

Premier's Office

September 23, 2014 2:57 PM

PREMIER'S OFFICE--Premier Congratulates N.B. Premier-elect
Premier Stephen McNeil congratulated Brian Gallant today, Sept. 23, on becoming premier-elect of New Brunswick after his victory in the provincial election.

Author Ali Bryan Embarks on Nova Scotia Reading Tour

Communities, Culture and Heritage

September 23, 2014 1:39 PM

COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE--Author Ali Bryan Embarks on Nova Scotia Reading Tour
One Book Nova Scotia, a provincewide reading program, launched Sunday, Sept. 21, with author Ali Bryan and her book Roost. The kick-off happened at the annual Word on the Street festival, held on the Halifax waterfront.

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